Behati Prinsloo's Day In The Who What Wear Closet

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    PHOTO: Main image, Photographer: Justin Coit; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    Everyone talks about attaining that model-off-duty look--the sort of effortlessly stylish ensembles that models tend to wear when they’re not on a runway--and no one exemplifies this better than Behati Prinsloo. You’ve likely spotted the gorgeous Namibian model in the pages of Victoria’s Secret’s catalog--she was anointed an Angel in 2009--but she’s also making a splash among the fashion set and on countless street style websites, thanks to her cool personal style. She favors laid-back silhouettes with a decidedly tough-girl spin, often giving downtown edge to her printed dresses and maxi skirts with a leather jacket, fedora, or biker boots. We invited her to raid the Who What Wear closet with one mission in mind: curate the perfect model-off-duty outfit! Click through our slideshow to see the results, plus shop the rest of Prinsloo’s favorite picks now.

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    Prinsloo had a blast trying on different pieces in our closet. Although they didn’t make the cut for her final look, she loved the Homie accessories by Brian Lichtenberg. “I am really into these!” she says.

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    Her perfect model-off-duty ensemble? A look that’s part Californian boho (a floaty, tie-dye skirt, plenty of silver jewelry), part Brooklyn cool kid (a bowler hat and menswear-inspired oxfords).

    Shop Her Outfit:
    Janessa Leone Madeleine Hat ($310)
    Illesteva Leonard Matte Clear Havana Sunglasses ($165)
    T by Alexander Wang Silk Bralette ($225) in Black
    Raquel Allegra Silk Skirt ($450, available end of May) in Ivory Spray Tie Dye
    Robert Clergerie Wappy Oxfords ($595)

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    Shop Her Jewelry:
    Lauren Wolf Silver Stingray Triple Cuff ($695)
    Pamela Love Double Cage Ring ($525)
    Nasty Gal All Eyes Bracelet ($15)
    Pamela Love Large Reflection Pendant ($265)

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    Like any model off the clock, Prinsloo gravitated towards a simple beauty look: dewy skin, slightly flushed cheeks, and long, loose hair.

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    This Flawless by Victoria’s Secret Flawless Demi Bra ($52) in Sunset Glow Over Sugar Baby is prized for its incredible support and fit. Just ask Prinsloo--she should know!

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    When she’s not working, Prinsloo favors comfortable, chic footwear, anything from sneakers to boots, such as Modern Vice’s Jett Classic Boots ($398) in Black. “I like that these are flat and kind of look like Dr. Martens,” she says.

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    “I like the print of 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Jacket with Combo Undercollar ($725) in Natural,” Prinsloo explains. “I would wear it with jeans, skirts, shorts, a long t-shirt dress, or some leather pants.”

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    All Saints’ Smiley Silk Tank ($128) appealed to Prinsloo’s playful sensibilities perfectly, especially worn with skinnies and buckle boots.

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    Though the model says she lives in her denim cutoffs, she couldn’t resist Love Leather’s adorable The Tight End Shorts ($375, available late May). The flamingo-printed pair is a cool way of working leather into your warm-weather repertoire.

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    You’ll rarely spot a model without a stylish pair of shades. Classic with a retro twist, Sunday Somewhere’s round Soelae Sunglasses ($240) were Prinsloo’s pick.

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    “I really like crop tops and high-waisted things,” Prinsloo says. No wonder Raquel Allegra’s Baby Tee ($156, avaiable in August) in Bamboo Blue Tie Dye was a clear choice. We could see the model pairing it with a high-waisted leather skirt for an alluring night-out look.

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    Prinsloo declared Victoria’s Secret’s Very Sexy Print Triangle Top ($43) and String Bottom ($39) “the perfect combo,” thanks to its girlish floral print.

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    A brightly colored sweater, such as Club Monaco’s Jennifer Mélange Sweater ($150), is a must for throwing on over simple t-shirts and jeans.

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    We’re not surprised Prinsloo chose Surface to Air’s Melia T Dress V2 ($160). This sleek t-shirt dress is ideal for day-to-night dressing.

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    Prinsloo singled out Reiss’ Perrine Perspex Zip Round Hard Clutch Tortoise Shell ($240) for its unique transparent style. “I thought this bag was interesting,” she says. “I like pieces that you don’t see everywhere or all the time.”

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    “This is kind of like lingerie, but I would totally wear it out,” Prinsloo says, referring to Victoria’s Secret’s Very Sexy Lace-Trim Half Slip ($28).

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Jett Classic Boots

Jett Classic Boots

Modern Vibe, $398
SHOP
Flawless Demi Bra

Flawless Demi Bra

Flawless by Victoria’s Secret, $52
SHOP
Melia T Dress V2

Melia T Dress V2

Surface to Air, $160
SHOP
Very Sexy Print Triangle Top and String Bottom

Very Sexy Print Triangle Top and String Bottom

Victoria’s Secret, $$43, $39
SHOP
Jacket with Combo Undercollar

Jacket with Combo Undercollar

3.1 Phillip Lim, $725
SHOP
Perrine Perspex Zip Round Hard Clutch Tortoise Shell

Perrine Perspex Zip Round Hard Clutch Tortoise Shell

Reiss, $240
SHOP
Soelae Sunglasses

Soelae Sunglasses

Sunday Somewhere, $240
SHOP
Smiley Silk Tank

Smiley Silk Tank

AllSaints, $128
SHOP
Jennifer Mélange Sweater

Jennifer Mélange Sweater

Club Monaco, $150
SHOP
Leonard Matte Clear Havana Sunglasses

Leonard Matte Clear Havana Sunglasses

Illesteva, $165
SHOP
Madeleine Hat

Madeleine Hat

Janessa Leone, $310
SHOP
Large Reflection Pendant

Large Reflection Pendant

Pamela Love, $265
SHOP
Double Cage Ring

Double Cage Ring

Pamela Love, $525
SHOP
All Eyes Bracelet

All Eyes Bracelet

Nasty Gal, $15
SHOP
Silver Stingray Triple Cuff

Silver Stingray Triple Cuff

Lauren Wolf, $695
SHOP
Wappy Oxfords

Wappy Oxfords

Robert Clergerie, $595
SHOP
Silk Bralette

Silk Bralette

T by Alexander Wang, $225
SHOP
Very Sexy Lace-Trim Half Slip

Very Sexy Lace-Trim Half Slip

Victoria's Secret, $28
SHOP
EXPLORE: Robert Clergerie, Surface To Air, Victoria's Secret, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Modern Vice, Janessa Leone, Love Leather, Reiss, Raquel Allegra, Alexander Wang, AllSaints, Club Monaco, Illesteva, Lauren Wolf, Nasty Gal, Pamela Love, Sunday Somewhere, celebrity style, Styled By, Events, Behati Prinsloo
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